Icosahedral (20-sided) quartz crystal die, Roman 1st-3rd centuries AD, collection of The Musée du Louvre.
The Louvre account tells us that it is 1cm high, rock crystal – “en cristal de roche” – and Roman empire period.
Each face has a Latin letter on it, and also the corresponding Roman numeral. The ten lateral faces bear the letters A to K, and the numerals 1 to 10. The upper five triangles bear the letters L to P and the numbers 11 to 15. The lower five triangles bear the letters Q to V, and the numbers 16-20.
This item is by no means unique. A considerable number of polyhedral dice have been recovered from all over the Roman empire. The majority are inscribed with Greek or Latin numbers or letters.
One unique example was an icosahedron – 20 sided dice – found in Egypt, which had the name of a different Egyptian god on each side.
What were these things used for? Obviously they were intended to be thrown, and to give a random result. But what then?
One often-heard explanation is that they were used in conjunction with divination handbooks. There is a 2nd/3rd century Greek oracle book, the Homeromanteion, preserved in three papyri, which refers to throwing lots to obtain a number, which can be used to look up ready-prepared oracle questions and answers.
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updated hair swatches (works with genetics - 6/22/21)
by an0nymousghost / celeschul / stardze / teauke
AHH i can finally breathe. i knew i had a lot of cc but i didn’t know i had this much. this took me 10 days (june 5 - june 14) and like 40+ hours? idk but it’s finally here! to celebrate i wrote a literal essay.
7/24/21 edit - this folder only contains the cc i’ve made through 6/15/21! it is highly unlikely that i’ll be updating this in the future. i don’t update my files often, but if you want the most recent versions of EVERYTHING, i suggest going through the original posts
please read though all the notes before downloading! (or not idc)
here are my 223 hairs updated in a 22 swatch palette. the 6 new ones are courtesy of @aharris00britney, and the 16 other are adjustments of the ea colors so the textures are clearer.
i also updated some of the meshes, if you want to know exactly what i updated it’s on the spreadsheet.
the thumbnails are the same unless stated otherwise (i only updated them if they were unbearably ugly lol)
the names are all the same so you can just pop them in your mods folder and click replace! if a hair was in a zip file, i kept it in its folder.
i did this by myself and i haven’t had anyone test it, so if there is any swatches that i forgot to import, please let me know through ask! it’s pretty easy to update it and the post. however, idk if i’ll be updating the massive zip file because it is tedious to do
i’ve also included all of the meshes needed for simplicity. credit goes to the creators!
all the posts are updated with links as well. a lot of my mediafire links broke tho :( i wrote a post on it here
view all the original posts here or here
here’s an overview of the zip file, the parts are sorted by thumbnail type (and also package name/url). this is also in the zip file if you need it
accessories (5 mb // 14 files)
these have not been updated, i just added them because it’s like a collection of everything
meshes (11 mb // 10 files)
this file is required for part 1 and part 4. part 2 and 3 work fine without it
part 1 - celeschul (301 mb // 61 files)
part 2 - teauke (108 mb // 15 files)
part 3 - stardze (340 mb // 67 files)
part 4 - an0nymousghost (475 mb // 90 files)
collabs (105 mb // 26 files)
TOTAL - 1.24 gb // 281 files
it goes in reverse chronological order and i like to think that i got better with time (ie. part 1 is better than 2, 2 is better than 3) but honestly i don’t know. all i know is that my thumbnail skills certainly got better with time, haha.
- how to download zip files on google drive
- how to download mods
download (google drive)
ps. if you have never seen me in your life, i convert adult hair to child/toddler for ts4
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Roman chariot unearthed 'almost intact' near Pompeii
An ornate Roman chariot has been discovered "almost intact" near Italy's buried city of Pompeii, the archaeological park announced on Saturday, calling it a discovery with "no parallel" in the country.
The four-wheeled processional carriage was found in the portico to stables where the remains of three horses were unearthed in 2018, including one still in its harness.
Pompeii was buried in boiling lava when Mount Vesuvius erupted in 79 AD, killing between 2,000 and 15,000 people.
"A large ceremonial chariot with four wheels, along with its iron components, beautiful bronze and tin decorations, mineralised wood remains and imprints of organic materials (from the ropes to the remains of floral decoration), has been discovered almost intact," a statement issued by the archaeological park said.
"This is an exceptional discovery... which has no parallel in Italy thus far—in an excellent state of preservation." Read more.
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